• Air Flights

    Major airlines fly into Cape Town and Johannesburg on a daily basis. You won’t get cheaper fares by booking them in Southern Africa so you may as well book them from wherever you are/live.
  • Baz Bus Hop on Hop off

    The Baz Bus is a hop-on, hop-off backpackers bus in South Africa. It’s an easy way to get from A to B and a fun way to meet other travellers. They drop you at your backpacking hostel door.
  • Buy back Car Companies

    Buy a car here for your journey through Southern Africa and save up to 60% in rental fees!
  • Car Hire South Africa

    There are a number of cheap car hire operators in South Africa. All of the cities in South Africa have car hire branches.
  • Long distance trains

    Southern Africa does not have a great railroad infrastructure so travelling by train is fairly restrictive (but fun nonetheless).
  • Minibus taxis

    Without doubt, the cheapest way to travel is to use local black transport systems or “minibus taxis”. They require nerves of steel but are definitely the most efficient way to get around pretty much anywhere in South Africa.

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Long Distance Buses

There are a number of long distance buses including Translux, Intercape, Greyhound and the Baz Bus (which is the only real backpacker bus).


Transport

  • Mainliner bus services

    These are usually air-conditioned “luxury buses” which have on-board toilets and a hostess who occasionally offers you a sugary drink or blanket. “Chicken (pack ‘em and stack ‘em) busses” are cheaper, less spacious, more crowded, more likely to be fun (if you have a sense of humour) and more likely to break down. In some areas they may be the only bus service and are unlikely to have a strict timetable.
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Skydive Durban
Adrenalin and scenery combined in one rush.
(Durban ,Durban)

Sondzela Backpackers
This Swaziland backpackers is located in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and offers an incredible African experience.
(MbabaneSwazi,Swaziland)

eKasie Backpackers
Immerse yourself in township life...
(Khayalitsha,Cape Town)

The Barn House
A retreat, organic farm and more.
(Not Set / NA,Not set / NA)

One World Lodge and Travel Centre
They offer a small lodge and a travel centre.
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)

Johannesburg Backpackers
This dedicated backpackers in Joburg organises everything from car hire to safaris.
(Johannesburg,Johannesburg)

Cocomo Restaurant
An eclectic mix of tropical village lifestyle and flavour-full cuisine
(Wilderness,Garden Route)

Ansteys Beach Backpackers
Ansteys Beach Backpackers is just a short walk from the world famous “Cave Rock” surf break. The perfect place to stay at in Durban if you are after waves and beaches.
(Durban ,Durban)

Drive Africa
Affordable car hire in South Africa
(Cape Town City Centre,Cape Town)

Fatima’s Nest Tofo
This Tofo backpackers is on a tropical beach framed by sea and endless coconut palms swaying in the breeze. A great place from which to enjoy Tofo Beach and Inhambane in Mozambique.
(Inhambane and Tofo,Mozambique)